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Lakes area patent holder develops innovative garden hoe

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Kelly Wroolie was convinced he’d take a talent for trouble-shooting and a mechanical mind to craft an invention.

Now the lakes area resident has a patent to prove it.


And with Memorial Day weekend giving the traditional Minnesota assurance that frost is a thing of the past, gardeners will be putting out tender plants in hopes of bountiful vegetables or pleasant blossoms.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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